Scout Publisher Completes GM/Scouting Course

Ray Mileur, the President of Mileur Media Group, Inc., and publisher of the St. Louis Cardinals site on the network, recently completed the Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW) Baseball General Manager and Scouting Course.


Ray Mileur, the  President of Mileur Media Group, Inc., and publisher of the St. Louis Cardinals site on the network, in association with on MSN, recently completed the Baseball General Manager and Scouting Course offered by Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW).


The SMWW Baseball GM/Scouting course is a fully accredited online course that offers cutting edge theories on how to develop a career in professional and collegiate baseball. In the ever-changing dynamics of the business of baseball management, today's Baseball GM must learn to balance a budget in the club house and remain competitive on the field.

The Baseball General Manager and Scouting Course covers issues including player personnel, sabermetrics, major league scouting and other essential tools of modern general managers of professional and collegiate baseball organizations.

The course's main objective is to develop a new age in the game of baseball by creating synergies between the new school of thought in sabermetrics and traditional baseball scouting.

Among the subjects and topics included in the course include;

  · Responsibilities of a baseball General Manager
  · Baseball contracts and negotiation
  · New school and old school baseball management
  · The effect of sabermetrics in baseball
  · Overview of Collegiate Baseball
  · Collegiate baseball recruiting
  · Relationships between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball
  · Player Development Contracts
  · The role of the Baseball General Manager year-round
  · How to run the Front Office of a baseball club
  · Methods of ranking high-school and college baseball prospects
  · The making of a baseball scouting report
  · The language and history of baseball scouting


Upon completing the course Mileur told executives, What I learned from the SMWW Baseball General Manager / Scouting course will contribute significantly to expanding and enhancing our scouting reports on prospects and to provide our readers with  greater insight into the game and what goes on behind the scenes in a General Manager's office and the entire organization.


Ray Mileur has been covering the St. Louis Cardinals since 1998, when he launched the web-site and a weekly e-newsletter. A former Senior Writer for e-Sports,  Mileur's articles and columns have been featured at;, FSN Mid-West, FSNMW Daily Wire, MLB.Com, the 2007 Prospect Guide, Yahoo Sports, Historic Baseball, All Sports,, Our Sports Central, numerous newspapers and magazines. Ray is also a regular guest on numerous sports talk radio shows across Cardinal Nation.

The St. Louis Cardinals website, the Birdhouse, was recently recognized by at its Annual National Convention in Las Vegas, as the leading content producer on the MLB network.


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